These questions relate to the legal and ethical considerations when working with people affected by family and domestic violence

These questions relate to the legal and ethical considerations when working with people affected by family and domestic violence ( in Australia Melbourne)

a.      What considerations do you need to make when working with children?

b.     What document in the workplace specifies the way in which workers should behave?

c.  Workers are bound by law not to discriminate against various personal characteristics. List six of these characteristics.

d.      You are aware that a couple have regularly hit their young son. Because they have not given permission for you to share this information you have not reported the abuse to anybody.

Have you satisfied your duty of care? Explain your answer.

e.Family violence is a fundamental violation of human rights’. In one to two paragraphs, discuss the meaning of this statement.

f.     Following a meeting with a client you have documented the assessment, safety plan and referral report. What are three things you need to think about when documenting and storing this report?

2. What are the rights and responsibilities of workers when working with clients exposed to family and domestic violence? List two rights and two responsibilities.

3.     What are the rights and responsibilities of employers when working with clients exposed to family and domestic violence? List two rights and two responsibilities.

4.   What role do individuals, families, communities and the Australian society have in minimising domestic violence?

5.   Working in the domestic and family violence environment can be stressful or even physically unsafe. What are four things that workers can do to look after their own safety?

6.Briefly describe the different contexts of domestic violence and how this impacts on the prevalence of domestic violence in Australia today.

a.      Social context

b.   Historical context

c.     Political context

d.     Economic context

7.How do power balance and gender issues impact on the prevalence domestic violence.

8.  List four myths or unhelpful practices, attitudes and beliefs that relate to domestic violence. One has been provided for you as an example:

9.    A client rings to say that they are in a very violent situation and want to leave right now. They have no vehicle, nor do they have anywhere to stay the night. Describe what you could do as a community services worker to help your client.

10.    What are two issues you may come across when working with community groups that are subject to discrimination and violence – for example cultural, religious, language, sexual identity, age and disability groups